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New FIA Formula E Championship Powered By Electric Energy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bram, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Bram

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    Bram Hengeveld submitted a new blog post:

    New FIA Formula E Championship Powered By Electric Energy

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  2. Stuart Pocock

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    I'M BACK... Again :)

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    So it's race to see you can last the longest :)
     
  3. Xosé Estrada

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    Battery race :laugh:
     
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  4. Stuart Pocock

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    that's it.. solar power vs Battery :) if it rains the cars burn the track up... literally :D
     
  5. Thilo Falkenberg

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    As far as I know not. Unlike the solar or battery races across the globe, this is a try for commercial electric racing and that it is raced in a certain tournament fashion.
     
  6. Bruno Sousa Ferreira

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    somebody get duracel batterries, they keep going on,on, on and on :)


    But seriously I'm glad they done this, because it will be F1 when oil runs out.
     
  7. Wouter Haring

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    Racing without the noise? No roaring engines... Only the sound of tirescrub?
     
  8. Rokas Charlapavicius

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    Will they have KERS? :D That would help them last.

    But we will be able to hear drivers scream "Get out of the way you..."
     
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  9. Kevin Endermann

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    It is awfull. Saw the Tesla race at ROC 2010, that was just horrible. Plus I had the pleasure (or not) to see the E-Bike championship at Oschersleben a couple of weeks ago. Didnt even hear tyrescrub and of the 9 starters only 4 made it over 10 laps :roflmao:
     
  10. Dazmaniac

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    I cans see them now coming in for new tyres and a packet of AA batteries, lol.
     
  11. Mark Gormley

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    Similar to when motor racing started then. :)
     
  12. Diego Lopez

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    FIA is trolling here, arent they?
     
  13. Bram

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    Don't think they are as electric stuff is hot in motorsport at the moment
     
  14. Adrian Britton

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    Whats next!
    "pedal powered" cars and hand wound walkie talkies?
    :D
     
  15. Christopher Vrettos

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    Is this in any way related to the Formulec project? www.formulec.org/
     
  16. Mohamedou Ari

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    In 2050, F1's future will be saved by hydrogen fuel-cell technology. :cool:
     
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  17. Bradley Vanian

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    How long will a pitstop last ? :D
     
  18. James Scanlan

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    unless they do what audi did with there R8 etron, and synthetically create endinge sounds, http://youtu.be/eTnZW0LTiDc quite interesting still doesnt beat the sound of a wide open throttle V8 spinning at 18,000 RPM lol dont think you could ever beat that..
     
  19. James Scanlan

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    unless they do what audi did with there R8 etron, and synthetically create endinge sounds, http://youtu.be/eTnZW0LTiDc quite interesting still doesnt beat the sound of a wide open throttle V8 spinning at 18,000 RPM lol dont think you could ever beat that..
     
  20. Georgios Davakos

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    I was reading the news paper today and I came across this article about the upcoming Formula E which I just had to put into instagram due to the excitement. :p
    The title says "Stockholm may have a Formula 1 race - for electric cars"
    http://instagram.com/p/O59E-Jk-T8/